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Frequently Asked Questions

When Are Games Going to Be Played?

  • K-2nd NFL Flag -  Will be played on Saturday mornings at Northwest High School.
  • 3rd - 6th - IDYFL -  Will be played on Sundays and rotate by grade level to all host venues including Northwest.
  • 7th Grade - It is still being determined but most games will be on Sundays with the possibility of a few Thursday night games.

When Do Practices Start?

Practices will tentatively start the week of August 21st.

How many times do we practice per week?

  • K-2nd - Once a week 
  • 3rd Grade  - Twice a week 
  • 4th Grade  - Twice a week 
  • 5th Grade - Three times a week 
  • 6th Grade - Three times a week 
  • 7th Grade - Three times a week 
  • 7-on-7 - Twice a week 

When is the First Game?

First games will be the first weekend after Labor Day.

How Many Games Will We Play?

Teams will play a six game schedule.

What Teams Will We Compete Against?

  • K-2nd Flag-  Other Northwest Teams 
  • 3rd -6th IDYFL-  Teams from Johnston, DCG, Norwalk, ADM, Carroll, Perry 
  • 7th Grade- Teams from Johnston, Southeast Polk, Ankeny and Centennial  

Can You Register for Both 7 on 7 and Tackle/Flackle?

No, because both will be offered in the fall at the same time, game and practice schedules will conflict.   We are very excited to be able to offer both options for families in the Northwest Youth Football Program, but you will have to pick the option that best fits your needs.

Can My Child Play Up a Grade Level?

No, children must play in the grade level of football that they are in for the 2023-2024 school year.